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WATCH NOW: Mike Shultz’s Weather Forecast for October 26th, 2020

Published: Oct. 26, 2020 at 7:21 PM AKDT
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FAIRBANKS, Alaska (KTVF) - HELLO EVERYONE AND WELCOME BACK FOR OUR MONDAY NIGHT WEATHER.

WE WOKE UP TO ANYWHERE FROM 2-4 INCHES OF SNOOW THIS MORNING, BUT IT SHOULD BE ENDING TONIGHT. MORE ON THAT LATER.

TODAY’S HIGH WAS A MUCH ABOVE NORMAL 37 WITH THE OVERNIGHT LOW AT 12.

THE RECORD HIGH FOR THIS DATE WAS 48 IN 1936, AND THE RECORD LOW OF 28 BELOW ONE YEAR EARLIER.

THE DAYLIGHT TIME EQUALS 8 HOURS AND 26 MINUTES AFTER A LOSS OF 7 MINUTES FROM YESTERDAY.

ACROSS THE STATE THE COLDEST TEMPERATURE WAS ALONG THE NORTH SLOPE, WHILE THE SOUTHEAST HAD THE WARMEST READINGS FOR THE STATE.

THE SATELLITE AND RADAR PICTURE SHOWED WIDESPREAD RAINFALL MOVING INTO THE SOUTHEAST, WITH LINGERING SNOWFALL IN THE INTERIOR.

IN THE LOWER 48, SOME SNOW IS REPORTED OVER THE NORTHERN ROCKIES, WITH MORE SNOW ACROSS NEW MEXICO AND NORTHERN TEXAS, STORMS ARE ROLLING ACROSS THE DEEP SOUTH, AND EVEN FURTHER SOUTH HURRICANE ZETA IS CROSSING THE YUCATAN PENINSULA. COLD AIR IS DIVING SOUTH ACROSS THE CENTRAL PORTION OF THE COUNTRY, WITH WARM, DRY, AND WINDY CONDITIONS OVER THE WEST.

BACK IN ALASKA TOMORROW, PERIODS OF SNOW ARE EXPECTED ON THE NORTH SLOPE AND IN NOME.

THE INTERIOR WILL SEE AREAS OF SNOW AND COLDER TEMPERATURES. THE SOUTHEAST WILL HAVE WIDESPREAD RAINFALL, OVER THE SOUTHWEST BETHEL AND KODIAK WILL SEE SUNSHINE, WHILE COLD BAY WILL HAVE A MIX OF RAIN AND SNOW.

AND THE SOUTHCENTRAL REGION WILL HAVE SUN IN ANCHORAGE AND HOMER, WHILE VALDEZ WILL SEE CLOUDY SKIES.

LOCALLY TONIGHT, WE WILL HAVE SOME LINGERING SNOW, TOMORROW WILL BE CLOUDY AND COOLER, AND TOMORROW NIGHT SNOW WILL LIKELY DEVELOP OVERNIGHT.

THE EXTENDED FORECAST IS CALLING FOR SNOW LIKELY ON WEDNESDAY, AND THEN COLDER DRYER CONDITIONS SETTLING IN AS WE MOVE TOWARD THE WEEKEND.

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